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Thread: Salad dressings besides vinaigrette and evoo based ones

  1. #1
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    Apr 2012

    Salad dressings besides vinaigrette and evoo based ones

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    Ive made dill vinaigrette, it was decent. Ive also made the creamy ranch dressing, it was pretty good.

    I dont like evoo and Im not crazy about vinaigrettes.

    Can someone give me some flavored mayo ideas/recipes or creamy dressing recipes.

    Anyone have a good ceaser dressing recipe that isint too complicated to make?

    Something like a honey mustard would be great to.

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    Dec 2011
    I use this alot in the cooler months:
    Creamy Maple-Mustard Dressing

    Adapted from the Tupelo Honey Cafe

    Yield: 2 cups

    1 1/2 c good quality mayonnaise

    1/4 c pure maple syrup

    2 T cider vinegar

    2 T Dijon mustard

    2 T whole-grain mustard

    1/4 tsp sea salt

    1/4 tsp freshly-ground black pepper

    1. Combine all the ingredients with a whisk in a large bowl. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Store refrigerated for up to 7 days.

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    Jun 2011
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    I hear you! Dislike evoo.

    I like home made mayo made with light olive oil. No gross taste!

    Almond butter diluted with hot water and lemon juice if it works for you (better with PB though)

    If you haven't tried it, guacamole actually dresses the salads pretty cool. I simply mash avocado with some garlic, cilantro and onion and lime juice.

    If you like sesame taste, sesame with red pepper flakes and a touch of grated ginger (I keep fresh ginger frozen) and garlic is great.
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    Tzatziki is pretty damn awesome on a salad, as is a garlic dill.

    16 oz full fat yogurt
    juice of 1 lime
    1 medium cuke, grated fine
    4 (or more) cloves of garlic, minced

    Stir to combine.

    Dill garlic
    8 oz yogurt
    juice 1/2 lime
    2-5 garlic cloves
    dill to taste

    Stir to combine.
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    Dec 2011
    I love the homemade mayo!

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    Mar 2011
    I usually make something with sour cream. You can substitute it for mayo in many recipes. I usually use this ranch recipe adjusting to taste:
    sour cream
    dried chives
    dried parsley
    dried dill weed
    garlic powder
    onion powder
    ground black pepper

    You can add a bit of a different oil that has less of a flavor, although you wouldn't much taste the olive oil with all the seasoning. Or thin with a bit of water to your preferred consistency. Often, if it's grilled meat on a salad I'll just use sour cream and salsa or hot sauce.

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    Jul 2012
    I recently concocted a dill sauce that could easily be used or diluted to make dressing.

    1 can coconut cream (just the hard white part when you refrigerate a can of coconut milk)
    a good handful of fresh dill, chopped (or a tablespoon or so of the dried stuff)
    1 tbsp garlic powder
    1 tbsp white vinegar
    dash of salt

    Mix it all up! I use it as a veggie dip, but if you want to you can dilute it with water, milk, or coconut water so it's pour-able and more like a salad dressing. I'm also sure you can use whatever herbs you want, and add/remove seasonings as you see fit. The base is just the vinegar and coconut cream... do what you want with that and the options are pretty much endless!

    PS: If you like honey mustard, you can make it easily... with honey and mustard (go figure!). Just put equal parts raw honey and mustard (REAL super-seedy brown mustard... not the stupid yellow stuff) in a bowl and whisk to combine. Play with the ratios of honey to mustard - some people like it sweeter, some like it more mustard-y.
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    May 2012
    I don't do dairy at all, so if I am in the mood for something creamy, I rely on one of three things: cashews, sesame seeds, or avocado.

    Choose one of:
    -50 grams cashews, 1/4 cup sesame seeds, or 1 avocado

    Toss in your blender, and mix with:
    -a few splashes of coconut vinegar
    -some freshly squeezed lemon juice
    -freshly ground pepper
    -herbs of your choice (basil or dill work really well)
    -enough water to get it to the thickness you like

    Blend until creamy. Makes plenty for two or three salads.

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    Jan 2012
    Pesto! Use any herb/nut combination you prefer - love the fresh herbed taste.

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    Jul 2012
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    I often just glop a bunch of honey/dijon mustard on my salad and have at it. Fresh salsa works awesome too. Ok, but here's a recipe for a dressing:

    1 small red bell pepper
    10 sundried tomatoes, soaked 30 mins
    blend in blender

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